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July 13th, 2011, 10:04 AM   #1
 
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Hey,

My dad and I are heading to Silverstone next year to watch the race and as an early birthday present for him I wanted to surprise him by taking him to meet some of the riders. I was just wondering how you do this? I know that he would love it and it would mean a lot to me. Can anyone help me? My other question is, is Day of Champions worth going too?



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I would say that the best way to meet riders is on the Day of Champions, usually held on the Thursday of the GP weekend. There are different prices for tickets for DoC, which give you different levels of access, the more expensive giving you full access but they are the ones that sell quickest. If their are paddock passes for Silverstone they are either rare or are sold at the auction for four figure sums. The auction can bring some great insight and laughs from people of all levels involved in MotoGP.

I won't name names, but a certain person who moans a lot is not that approachable, just the opposite, and wonders why British fans turned against him at previous GPs held at Donington!



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What he^ said and VIP village tix. BIG ass bucks.
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What he^ said and VIP village tix. BIG ass bucks.


$1,170.00 for two days.
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Hi

I would say that the best way to meet riders is on the Day of Champions, usually held on the Thursday of the GP weekend. There are different prices for tickets for DoC, which give you different levels of access, the more expensive giving you full access but they are the ones that sell quickest. If their are paddock passes for Silverstone they are either rare or are sold at the auction for four figure sums. The auction can bring some great insight and laughs from people of all levels involved in MotoGP.

I won't name names, but a certain person who moans a lot is not that approachable, just the opposite, and wonders why British fans turned against him at previous GPs held at Donington!



Good Luck


Thank you, I really do appreciate it. I've signed up to the DoC newsletter and twitter so hopefully I'll here about the tickets straight away. Are you talking about Casey Stoner?



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Thank you, I really do appreciate it. I've signed up to the DoC newsletter and twitter so hopefully I'll here about the tickets straight away. Are you talking about Casey Stoner?



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No problems, glad I was of help. DoC will be on 7th June next year, if memory serves me right tickets go on sale about 2-3months before the event.

Yes, it is Stoner. One of his first outings to DoC as a MotoGP rider, the rumour mill was rife about his antics on the day. I think it was the first time, when I spoke to a couple at Donington who asked him for his autograph and he promptly turned his back and totally ignored them, he also refused to go on stage for his turn at the auction. The following year was much the same, when he crashed during qualifying at Foggy Esses, he was disappointed when British fans started pointing and laughing at him. The race itself, he claimed he was punched several times on the warm-down lap and announced in the British Motorcycle News paper that British fans "wanted him dead." This prompted Rossi to intervene and told him he had to make it up to the fans, going as far to say he should take the Union Flag onto the podium. I think what really stuck in peoples throats was that his family moved to England to kick start his racing career. You should have heard Neil Hodgson's opinion of a 14 year old Stoner when he announced himself to Neil
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Now everyone knows it depends on whom you talk to Jumkie
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Good luck with your mission scarlet. i hope your dad will get to meet some riders
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You should have heard Neil Hodgson's opinion of a 14 year old Stoner when he announced himself to Neil
what did he have to say about casey?this bit?"Which young riders riding in the UK would you tip for success?



Unfortunately the young rider that I would tip, is Australian and he's called Casey Stoner. He's also the nicest kid you'll ever meet. He came and knocked on my motor home door and introduced himself to me. I had a lot of respect for him for doing that you know a fourteen year old kid. Remember the name, he'll be World Champion, I'm confident."





i wouldn't be approachable either if tens of thousands of yellow painted faces didn't appreciate me the slightest bit after beating rossi twice





i can't imagine Lorenzo being an asshole towards fans and he gets booed frequently on the island
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what did he have to say about casey?this bit?"Which young riders riding in the UK would you tip for success?



Unfortunately the young rider that I would tip, is Australian and he's called Casey Stoner. He's also the nicest kid you'll ever meet. He came and knocked on my motor home door and introduced himself to me. I had a lot of respect for him for doing that you know a fourteen year old kid. Remember the name, he'll be World Champion, I'm confident."





i wouldn't be approachable either if tens of thousands of yellow painted faces didn't appreciate me the slightest bit after beating rossi twice





i can't imagine Lorenzo being an asshole towards fans and he gets booed frequently on the island




I heard Hodgson talk about Stoner when he was a guest commentator at Laguna a couple of years ago.

Said exactly the same thing you just said.

I still have the qualifying session from Laguna 2008 where he was talking about him on my hard drive.

So Skaface where exactly are you getting your rumours from?

Can you back up anything at all in your post?
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